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Bachelor of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Top Up)

The University of Newcastle Australia


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Overview

Introduction

The FIRST bachelor degree programme in Singapore and in the region that encompasses both environmental and occupational health and safety (EOHS).

The modules offered in the programme range from science, laws and regulations, to management and practices. There exists a good balance of environmental, occupational health and safety and integrated EOHS courses.

Students will gain knowledge to enable on-the-job application based on the tailored Singaporean content, as the curriculum embraces the content of the Safety Officer Training Course (Ministry of Manpower) and the Environmental Control Officer Course (Ministry of Environment) and local EOHS laws.

At the same time, comparative studies and appreciation of international issues are facilitated through the courses on international management practices and perspectives.


Accolades

 


Professional Accreditation

    

  • Fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the world’s largest professional health and safety organisation.
  • Recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its qualifying criteria as a requirement in applying to be a Workplace Safety & Health Officer (WSHO)

Programme Structure

Programme Duration

The programme can be completed within a minimum period of 1.5 years.

Programme Structure

  • This programme consists of 16 modules
  • 3 trimesters in a year
  • 2 to 3 modules taught over 1 trimester of 16 weeks
  • Delivered by both university's faculty and local lecturers
  • Approximately 40 contact hours per module delivered by both university's faculty and local lecturers


Assessment and Examination

Assessments may include laboratory assignments, tests, projects and final examinations.


Programme Outline

Year 2 Modules (arranged in alphabetical order)
ENVS2620 Bioscience for EOHS
ENVS2710 Environmental Control Practice
OHSE2610 OHS Practice
OHSE2630 Occupational Health
OHSE2640 Hygiene and Toxicology I
OHSE2720 Ergonomics for OHS
OHSE2730 Occupational Safety
OHSE2740 EOHS Management I

 

Year 3 Modules (arranged in alphabetical order)
ENVS3610 Environmental Impact Assessment
ENVS3750 Industrial Ecology for EOHS
OHSE3620 Epidemiology and Environmental Health
OHSE3630 Hygiene and Toxicology II
OHSE3640 Research Methods in EOHS
OHSE3710 International Perspectives on EOHS
OHSE3720 EOHS Law
OHSE3740 Risk Assessment and Management

 
Delivery of modules may not follow the sequence as shown and subject to change.


Intakes

Part-time: January, May and August

Full-time: January, May and August

Programme Details

Contact Hours

Part-Time: 634 hours (estimated)

Maximum Candidature Period

Undergrad programme of 240 units: 8 years

Undergrad programme of 320 units: 10 years

Delivery Mode

Lectures, tutorials and project assignments will be conducted within PSB Academy campus.  

Some modules may be delivered by our university partners’ teaching staff in an intensive block mode.

Minimum Number of Students Before a Class Commences

Minimum 25 students are required before commencement of classes. 

Admission Criteria

Local Student Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma in Health, Science or Engineering from a local polytechnic or other recognized institutions; OR
  • Diploma in Industrial engineering from PSB Academy; OR
  • Other Diploma or equivalent qualification that would be assessed on a case-by-case basis

(at least one of the above)

 English Requirements

(at least one of the above)  

 

An applicant who wishes to enroll and does not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Details of this policy can be found here.

Note that all qualifications must be completed within eight years prior to commencement of the programme in order to be considered. Applicants with qualifications that are over eight years old, or with other relevant diploma qualifications may also apply, but will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the university.


Exemption

All applicants who meet the admission criteria are granted exemption from the first year of the degree.

The below table lists further module exemptions for specified additional qualifications. Additional qualifications must have been completed within 8 years prior to commencing in this programme in order to be considered.

Qualification / Training Certificate Exemption
Environmental Control Officer Course ENVS2710 Environmental Control Practice
WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health OHSE2610 OHS Practice
OHSE2730 Occupational Safety
OHSE2740 EOHS Management I
OHSE3740 Risk Assessment and Management

Fees

Local Student

Programme Fees: S$1,712.00* per module

Total programme fee: S$27,392.00* (16 Modules)

Applicants with following Qualification/Training Certifiate:

  • Environmental Control Officer Course

: S$25,680.00* (15 Modules)

  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health

: S$20,544.00* (12 Modules)

  • Environmental Control Officer Course
  • WSQ Specialist Diploma in Workplace Safety and Health
: S$18,832.00* (11 Modules)


Singaporean/PR graduates of PSB Academy are entitled fee rebates for subsequent programmes. For more information, please complete the Enquiry Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

* All fees inclusive of 7% GST and may be subject to change annually
* Programme fee excludes textbooks
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Financial Aid / Available Grants

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Local Applicants

International Applicants